Meet MGA Students


Current students and alumni from the master of global affairs program in the Keough School of Global Affairs represent more than 60 countries including:

Afghanistan; Argentina; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Finland; The Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; South Korea; Syria; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Venezuela; Vietnam; Yemen; and Zimbabwe.

Our students bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism, and other fields. All students in the class have received fellowships thanks to a number of generous families, as well as foundation support and funding from institutes and the university more widely.



Hafsa Sheikh

Hafsa Sheikh

Sustainable Development, 2023

Pakistan

Hafsa Sheikh holds an MPhil degree in development studies from the Lahore School of Economics. For her graduate research, she explored the impact of personal character strengths on the academic performance of undergraduates. As a student she volunteered for nongovernmental organizations in the health, education, and relief sectors. 

Hafsa has five years of professional experience with nonprofit groups such as Akhuwat, an organization that provides interest-free microloans to Pakistan’s poor. She also has worked with Youth Impact, an organization that conducts wilderness-based leadership programs for youth. Serving as the head of social impact, she collaborated with nongovernmental organizations focused on working toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Hafsa also has worked with Training Impact Limited, a corporate training firm, where she learned about human development and experiential education. Hafsa aims to learn about sustainable solutions to ending poverty and also to promote quality education in Pakistan. As a master of global affairs student, Hafsa is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.